GRACELYN LIN,

chief com­mer­cial of­fi­cer of Sing See Soon Flo­ral & Land­scape

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My story...

It has been 22 years since I joined the fam­ily busi­ness, Sing See Soon Flo­ral & Land­scape. I started help­ing out the fam­ily when I was seven years old, break­ing leaf stems to insert into the flo­ral foams.

The lat­est flo­ral trend...

To use suc­cu­lents and dried flow­ers together with fresh cut flow­ers. The ba­sic fun­da­men­tals of an ar­range­ment lie with the colours. For ex­am­ple, a jade suc­cu­lent may not work with a red rose, but it will work with a pale coloured rose. Cer­tain flow­ers work well together be­cause of their sim­i­lar­ity in shape and tex­ture.

Flo­ral tips...

The colour wheel is not a myth. You can com­bine flow­ers of dif­fer­ent shapes and tex­tures and it will still look good if it ad­heres to the rules of the colour wheel.

Styling the liv­ing room...

Bright vi­brant colours are the best choice to spruce up your liv­ing room. Cut the flow­ers in the same length and put them together, so they form a nice posy. Favourite ar­range­ment...

I love monochro­matic ar­range­ments. It’s sooth­ing to the eye and is nat­u­rally ac­cept­able.

Favourite flower...

I don’t have a favourite flower as I en­joy work­ing with all types. But I par­tic­u­larly en­joy work­ing with fo­liages. It can just be the leaves from trees through my walk along East Coast or an im­ported batch from Hol­land, New Zealand and even Malaysia.

TIPAd­here to the rules of the colour wheel: com­ple­men­tary col­ors are any two shades op­po­site each other on the wheel. For ex­am­ple, blue and or­ange, or red and green.

TIPA pop­u­lar bou­quet with brides: a mix of suc­cu­lents, dried flow­ers, wild flow­ers and fresh cut flow­ers. This com­bi­na­tion works for the home too.

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